Reloading Survey II

Reloading Survey II

This is a discussion on Reloading Survey II within the Reloading forums, part of the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics category; I like the other survey, but have a twist to it. I was in my mid-40 when I started reloading. How old were you?...

View Poll Results: How old were you when you started reloading?

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  • 18 or under

    9 17.31%
  • 19-30

    26 50.00%
  • 31-40

    9 17.31%
  • 41-50

    5 9.62%
  • 51-60

    3 5.77%
  • 61 or over

    0 0%
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Thread: Reloading Survey II

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    Senior Member Array fatboy97's Avatar
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    Reloading Survey II

    I like the other survey, but have a twist to it. I was in my mid-40 when I started reloading. How old were you?
    Be Observant and Be Safe.

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    and Glock G26, G19, G23C, and SIG P226-40 TT, and Ruger GP-100, and Beretta 92FS
    Former: Taurus 92SS, SIG P220 TT, S&W 360, SIG P239-40, Ruger 22/45 MKII

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    Member Array iowain45-70's Avatar
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    i'm 61 now was 30 when i started reloading.

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    VIP Member Array frankmako's Avatar
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    i was 15 or 16 years old. started with a lee single stage press, scales, and lee dies. 357 mag was the load. still got the setup and the gun.
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    Around 13 or 14, can't remember exactly. Started with 218 Bee and 22 Hornet.
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    Ex Member Array Ram Rod's Avatar
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    32 years old I reckon. Started for my 6.5x55.

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    Senior Member Array Pitmaster's Avatar
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    52 and tried loading my first rounds today. Something is not right, an experienced friend came over and couldn't figure out what was wrong but suspects the die that flares the case is not right. Its kind of frustrating to try to learn something like reloading and then after screwing around for a couple of hours finding out the equipment is not right.

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    Member Array samh's Avatar
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    Started ar 20, still at it at 53.
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    VIP Member Array raevan's Avatar
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    23 buddy at work had a lyman press he wanted to sell real cheap and a lee handloader. I loaded 44 Mag and .30-.30.

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    Too long ago to be sure!!

    I guess probably around 20 something but - slow start and dabbled. Mostly shotshells.

    Got into serious metallic centerfire stuff probably around late 70's.
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    Making ammo.
    26 when I started.
    07/02 FFL/SOT since 2006

    Probably the only home based FFL that doesn't do transfers.

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    I was 12 or 13 when I started if my memory servs me right. Shotgun shells were 7 or 8 cents EACH and I only made $1 for mowing a lawn. If I wanted to hunt with my Dad I had to find a way to get shells cheaper. First loader was a Thalson hand loader that used bathroom scales to set the wad pressure. Powder (Red Dot) was bought for less than a dollar a pound, primers .50 a hundred and shot was something like $2 for 25 pounds. Wads were cut out of cardboard with a hole punch. The crimp die on the Thalson was a POS, so Dad found me an old roll crimp device somewhere. No such thing as plastic shells back then guys.

    Metallic loading started when I got my first .38 pistol at the ripe old age of 16. Now pushing 70 pretty hard.

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    VIP Member Array David in FL's Avatar
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    I got a 12 gauge Lee Load-All (remember those?!) for Christmas when I was 16. Started metallic. (.38/.357, .45, 9mm, 5.56mm) in my early 20's but stopped at about 30 or so. Just haven't had any real inclination (time) to get started again......

    ....maybe some day.

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